Tuesday, 7 May 2019

May

May sunshine is warm, welcome and hopefully a foretaste of things to come in Summer.   May downpours just hark back to Winter and its cold, dark days.   Today we have had the slightest smidgin of the former and a whole lot of the latter.   It has been raining since around three this afternoon (luckily I got a good walk round with Tess in before the rain came) and when I say raining I actually meaning pouring.   She just asked if we were going on another walk.  I opened the front door, she stuck her head out and then went and got into her basket.   Yes, it is not even fit to turn a dog out.

Coffee this morning with friends in town and then our fortnightly 'lunch and chat' - a dozen of us.  Today the menu was quiche, new potatoes and salad followed by rhubarb pie and custard or jam sponge and custard.  When I had taken Tess for a walk I had an hour on the telephone with H M R C - three quarters of it listening to music until my turn came.   A lovely lady came on - a tax accountant - with such a strong Scottish accent I struggled to hear what she was saying.   We decided between us that things would be better left to my accountant.  It really is no fun getting too old to deal with things like this but I have to face the fact that it is all too complicated for me to deal with.

I think everyone is getting thoroughly fed up with the weather and we all need some warm days to begin to feel better.   I sent away for some shoes and they came today - not at all glamorous but jolly comfortable (I never thought I would hear myself say such a thing).   Gloves on my feet as I write this.

Ah well, cheer up everybody.   At least our gardens are happy.

12 comments:

Tom Stephenson said...

Ah, an hour on the phone waiting for HMRC. What better way to spend a sunny afternoon?

JayCee said...

We have just elected to complete our tax returns online this year and hope that this will be more straightforward. No rain here but cool and sunny. I love custard and wish that it was allowed on my low dat diet :)

thelma said...

Though rain is good for the garden, it also fills up reservoirs - could not do without my bath!

Heather said...

Still rather cool down here but a little warmer today. Looking forward to complaining about the heat later in the year!
I saw my chiropodist today and we were talking about shoes. I have had to buy extra wide ones recently and they are so comfortable. The pity is that I have a wedding to go to in October and my current 'best' shoes are navy blue lace-ups. Oh well, it's better to have healthy feet.
Hope your weather improves soon but I'm sure your lunch out with friends cheered you all.

justjill said...

Interested to hear you wearing gloves on your feet!

Joanne Noragon said...

Yes, I decided for the gardens, too. Time to stop complaining.

Cro Magnon said...

It started raining here at 5 am this morning. At 5.15 am I had to take Billy out for a pee. Typical! Our forecast predicts four days of rain.

Derek Faulkner said...

Just think Pat, a couple of hot days and people will be complaining about that as well. It's a very wet and cold morning here today but with warm, dry and sunny weather due over the next week, the rain is much appreciated and will be needed.

Jomo said...

I am pleased to hear that you are feeling better. It's pouring with rain here in Coventry so today will be spent indoors.I never thought I would extol the comfort of sensible shoes but I do now. Take care.

Librarian said...

Your lunch sounds nice! A very good idea to leave things to your accountant to handle - after all, that is his or her job, isn't it?

the veg artist said...

For anything other than a very standard tax return, I think using an accountant is worth it anyway. I remember being told that a good accountant would save you more than they would cost you. I have found that to be true. And sunny weather on its way!!

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